MOSCOW, July 15 (Sputnik) - Russian President Vladimir Putin thanked Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Sunday for praising the organization of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
During the meeting with Putin, Orban emphasized the professional level of organization of the tournament, adding that he was particularly impressed with two Russian cities Moscow and St. Petersburg.
"Thank you so much for your kind words about the organization of the World Cup and for praising the significance of Moscow and St. Petersburg for European and world culture. But we know that there are at least two such gems in Hungary - Buda and Pest. But there are others as well," Putin said.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicked off on June 14. France will face Croatia in the final match at Moscow's 78,000-seater Luzhniki Stadium later on Sunday at 18:00 local time (15:00 GMT).